When Abraham Rogarshevsky passed away, Doctor Louis Friedman who had treated him for almost two years prior to his death signed the death certificate and noted the burial arrangements. Normally Abraham would have been buried as soon as possible, but because he died Friday evening after the onset of the Sabbath, the family waited until Sunday to bury him. The body could not be moved because of the Sabbath prohibition against work. After the end of the Sabbath, when it was time to prepare the body for burial, members of the Chevra Kadisha or "holy society" associated with Abraham's mutual aid association would undertake the preparations.
"In Bangladesh, especially in the village area, everybody has some plot for the grave. They do the funeral in his own house, like the front of the house or backside of the house, they will put one small table, they will put the body on the table. If a man dies, five or six people come who know how to wash it. If a woman dies, it's the same way, but women have to wash the body. After that we'll put the clothes, a shroud, which is, we call Al-Kafan, after that they will pray, Salatul Janazah, which is prayer, after that, they will bury in their own graveyard."